First UMC Lawrenceville Grant Award PictureGIPL is excited to announce the 16 congregational recipients of our Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grants. This grant cycle was one of our most competitive, with 21 applications received and over $140,000 in requests! The $55,000 in matching grants will go towards projects across Georgia aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. More than 50% will fund LED lighting upgrades, and almost 25% will fund installing attic insulation. Look for future blog posts highlighting each faith community!


  1. 2016 GIPL Grant DistributionAthens First United Methodist Church
  2. Christ Episcopal Church of Valdosta
  3. Clarkston International Bible Church 
  4. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marietta
  5. First Baptist Church of Blakely 
  6. Flat Creek Baptist Church of Colquitt
  7. First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City
  8. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer of Atlanta
  9. Powder Springs First United Methodist Church 
  10. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Atlanta 
  11. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Tifton 
  12. St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Lawrenceville
  13. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of LaGrange 
  14. St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Alpharetta 
  15. The Collegiate Church of St. Paul in Savannah 
  16. Trinity Episcopal Church of Statesboro

Since 2007, GIPL has awarded over $830,000 in matching grants to Georgia congregations and religious schools to fund energy efficiency projects. Congratulations to each of these newest recipients! We look forward to tracking their energy efficiency progress throughout 2017!